A series of training sessions in 2014 and 2015 that developed the skills of Wikipedians from across Africa. #OpenAfrica14 took place over 4 weeks in Cape Town with delegates from Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi and Uganda. #OpenAfrica14 was conceptualised by WikiAfrica was supported by Creative Commons South Africa, Prins Claus Fons and Fondation Orange. […]See details
New media technology, the increasing prevalence of linked cellular phones, and increased access to global information sources, along with social networking and media-sharing websites, has altered the way that individuals learn, interpret, create and ‘publish’ work. The Open Movement has evolved as individuals and institutions around the world have embraced the benefits of releasing digitised […]See details
In March 2013, the South African Heritage Resource Agency (SAHRA) launched its ground-breaking content management system – SAHRIS. To celebrate the launch of SAHRIS, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) decided to dedicate 2 hours of their Morning Live show to South African heritage. SAHRIS project’s founder and developer Nicholas Wiltshire invited WikiAfrica to attend, and […]See details
WikiAfrica was started in 2006 as a collaboration between Wikimedia IT and lettera27, since then – via the support of several organisations and the work of a few people – it has grown to embrace the continent and build communities. It has been pivotal in driving the current contributions done by communities across sub-Saharan Africa.
The projects detailed below form the main backbone of the WikiAfrica movement. They have all been conceptualised, instigated and led by three members of Wiki In Africa, although until 2017 through the agency or fiscal sponsorship of different organisations.
The organisations that have hosted or are collaborating on Wiki Africa projects include: